I stopped by Old Navy the other day. It yielded anti-frugal results.
I had spent all of January and half of February in a shopping cleanse. I must say, not spending money and buying on impulse is exhilarating. I would see fabulous sales on the Garnet Hill or Athleta websites and I would be forced to ask myself, “do I really need this item, or do I just WANT it.” The answer was always “i just want it.” What I NEEDED was to spend $350 on gas and $350 0n my electric bills in one month, apparently.
I had a sort of binge session at Old Navy the other day, and the above image is the receipt I have to show for it.
Sadly, this receipt is only 3/4 of the actual receipt since the full receipt was ripped accidentally.
Old Navy was having an incredible sale on kids’ clothing. Unbelievable. The bottom line is that I just can’t pass up incredible deals when faced with adorable children’s clothing. So, I bought bathing suits, shorts, sundresses, fancy girls’ shoes.
I spent $450 at Old Navy. I saved $250. In other words I bought $650 in clothing. I like to spin it like this: I needed some birthday presents for my little girls who love pretty things, so I bought them some birthday presents and saved $250!
I did use my Old Navy credit card and, as the very friendly gay spunky Old Navy employee informed me, I am going to be receiving a whole $20 back in Old Navy Bucks.
So I have that going for me, which is nice.
Until next time, the mothership is signing off.